WTF Podcast

Episode 422 - Dan Savage

Writer, podcaster, advice columnist, activist and all-around good guy Dan Savage joins Marc in the garage for a wide-ranging chat about modern sexuality. From threesomes to monogamous matrimony, Dan and Marc talk about their respective sexual awakenings and how the country as a whole is on the verge of waking up, too. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.

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  • 7 Comments


BZ September 09, 2013 at 7:08 am


Sorry to cherry-pick, but:

“I very quickly went out and registered as a conscientious objector… I went to the Post Office to do that.”

This episode brought to you by stamps.com… :p

Michael P. Gowdy September 10, 2013 at 12:03 am


Marc, when you described the crowd at The Store during Wednesday I laughed my ass off. I was THERE that night (for the first time in months), but I left before you performed, I guess. Bobby Lee’s comments about it were hilarious: “Worst crowd ever.” “I hate the shit out of this crowd, but I’ll continue…”

jane September 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm


I loved your bombing intro story all the more cause I saw Dave Chappelle at Oddfest last Friday night. He said how terrible it felt to get booed by a crowd full of people with alligators on their shirts. He said the crowd in Hartford was awful. His set in Camden was great though, really funny. There’s a good article on ebony.com backing him up that the Hartford crowd was the problem, not Dave. Poor Dave, everybody always wants to see him melt down. I’m not sure why. He seems like a pretty chill nice guy.

I really liked this episode. I have never listened to Dan’s podcast but I’ve always enjoyed him on Real Time and Colbert Report. Maybe I’ll start listening if I know when Marc will be on too…

Rob September 11, 2013 at 11:59 am


I’ve heard of Dan’s column but never read it before, and now I find myself very interested in seeking out more of what he has to say. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard someone speak so honestly and with such empathy regarding the whole fascinating and icky spectrum of sexuality. The way he talks about recognizing bigotry as a sign of someone else’s shortcomings and being able to forgive that, as well as giving license to others to approach taboo topics that they don’t “own” from a cultural standpoint really struck a chord with me as well. Fantastic interview from a great interviewer and subject! Kudos, Mark and Dan!

BigGuy September 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm


I really like Dan Savage’s line on Bill Maher about dealing with the Religious Right.  He said,  “I’m always telling people who say two men can’t make a baby, anything is possible for God. I’m going to keep inseminating my husband and keep my fingers crossed.”

James Harries October 01, 2013 at 4:31 pm


Don’t fear losing yourself to meds?
His urge not to give himself to drugs is very natural and healthy, he’s given up alcohol, what’s the point of covering up his problems with more drugs? His cure will be through facing up not running away.

david maine coon October 29, 2013 at 1:51 am


Awesome conversation. Our culture needs so much more of this. Your both so damn entertaining…..thanks.